Psalm 3 New International Version

A Morning Prayer of Trust in God

3 1  [1]Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! 2  Many are saying of me, "God will not deliver him."[2] 3  But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.

4  I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. 5  I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. 6  I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side. 7  Arise, Lord! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked. 8  From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.


[1] 3:1 In Hebrew texts 3:1-8 is numbered 3:2-9.

[2] 3:2 The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 4 and 8.

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